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Philanthropy Files March 2019

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burrell-dianaThe darkness of winter is fading, the days are getting longer, the earth is starting to turn green with the promise of brightly colored flowers to follow. With that promise comes hope for what is possible in the future.

That is how I think of philanthropy throughout the year. Philanthropy—the love of humanity—is fundamentally hopeful. It is the belief, followed by action, that one person can help empower others with the contribution of their time, talent or treasure. It is the belief, that by investing ourselves, we can help positively affect the futures of our neighbors and our community.

The WCA’s volunteers and donors give hope to our clients in a myriad of ways, large and small. One of my happiest memories from the holiday season was a mom who thanked and hugged the volunteer who helped her put her family’s holiday gifts in her vehicle. That simple act of philanthropic kindness from a stranger gave that mom and her children hope and will be something she remembers for the rest of her life.

Every $120 we receive represents a day of safe shelter, counseling, case management, and court advocacy for a mom living in our shelter. Think about what the means for her and her children! The wrap around services she receives help her develop the skills she needs to live a life free from domestic abuse. The philanthropic acts of strangers give her hope for her family’s future in our community.

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Oct 29

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.29.21 at 12:00 p.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Oct 29

2021

Be the Hope | 24 Ways

24 Ways Join us and Be the Hope in our community; every little piece of hope makes a difference and we ask that you unleash the power of radical generosity and awareness by taking part in 1 or more of our 24 Ways. By supporting the WCA today you can double your impact where every […]

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Oct 29

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.29.21 at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Oct 30

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.30.21 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Nov 04

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 10

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

November 10, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 17

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

November 17, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Nov 19

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 11.19.21

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Specialist, Bre, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you might have to this monthly virtual chat with Bre.

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